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range of $500,000. how safe are ariel's assets here? >> they're pretty safe. in california we have a law designed to protect the earnings of child stars. we don't want parents of kids who are making money in the entertainment business or any business to spend all that money so the kid turns 18 and nothing is left. the court is going to protect her money regardless of who is watching out for it. >> such a complicated case. thanks so much for clearing it up for us. >> thank you. >>> now let's check on the weather with al. >> hey, hi, guys. how are you? kind of a surprise but that's okay. all the taylor lautner fans here. let's look ahead to your weekend and show you what we've got going on. mid section of the country up into the northern plains we are looking at some strong weather. risk of strong storms making their way into the midwest. also snow back through the plains. frigid conditions there. eastern third of the country going to be gorgeous. a few showers around the great lakes. sunday, risk of strong storms in the lower mississippi river valley. rain, snow making its way into th
proposition 8 in california, 53% of latinos voted for proposition 8 in california. we are extremely conservative. we also have to understand there's a big difference between the old latino community of 20 or 30 years ago, the cesar chavez era, those in new york and those in the southwest since the u.s. to over parts of mexico, and then the new latino population that is 40% foreign- born, and the rest are children of immigrants, very conservative. when asked about the government they may give answers that are not extraordinary. sometimes we get tangled. we have seen this in this election cycle. on specific issues, if we had a better understanding on where they are coming from and a better understanding of why they're answering the questions that way. with the latino community i believe we lost the latino vote because of immigration. if we would've had a better position on immigration from the get go, from the primary, governor romney would been competitive and he would've been competitive in battleground states where the latino vote was decisive. finally, we have to stop being rockef
california, in 2007, dense fog caused this 100-car pile-up near fresno that killed two. and this is the time of year when fog can move in quickly. >> you get the longer, cooler nights and that basically allowed the temperature to cool all the way down to where that moisture can condense and produce some pretty thick fog. >> reporter: fog is notorious for distorting a driver's perception of speed and distance. experts advise to slow way down. don't forget to use your fog lights, not your high beams. and try to pull way over until the fog clears. overall, traffic fatalities continue to decline year round. over thanksgiving, 610 deaths in 2005 to a projected 451 this year, a 26% drop. thanksgiving is the single busiest travel period of the year for families, with 39 million of us driving over these four days, and sunday will be the single busiest day when so many people start heading back home. tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> once again, here's erica. >>> restaurant chain cracker barrel has been a favorite of american road trippers for decades with its down home southern cooking and stor
was in palo alto, california at a dinner. interviewed by "fortune" magazine in front of a crowd of invited guests, mostly women, marissa mayer focused on her two new roles. >> i knew that the job would be hard, and i knew that the baby would be fun, and i -- and i -- and the thing that surprised me, and really puzzled me so, is that the job is really fun. like yahoo! is -- yahoo! is a really fun place to work, and the baby's been easy. the baby's been way easier than everyone made it out to be. >> reporter: mayer was just 37 years old in july when she was named ceo of yahoo! becoming the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. she was also six months pregnant and announced that she only planned to take a week or two away from the office. in contrast, in a 2008 interview on "today," mayer, then a google executive, seemed to back longer maternity leave. >> i mean, basically said, you know, a baby and a googler should have their parent at home for six weeks or three months, and it should be standard from that child's point of view, and i think that means that ultimately it's a really s
higher income states. california leads the way. if you go down the charge, the lowest states, indiana the lowest in terms of just what folks are getting in their homes in terms of added as -- itemized deductions. let's hear from the other gentleman we heard in that clip. [video clip] >> tax increases to chase after higher spending is a fool's errand. we need to have that balanced approach we have all been talking about, which is increasing revenues through a process of tax reform, then spending reductions. we've had four straight years of trillion dollars plus deficit. you cannot continue this and have economic vitality, which is what we need. host: anything there you want to respond to? guest: the federal government spends over $1.40 for every dollar it takes in. you cannot continue to do that without having a day of reckoning. we need comprehensive tax reform. we need a comprehensive approach to regaining control of the budget, social insurance reforms, defense and other spending reductions, and tax reform that will generate more revenues. i don't believe the word "balanced" is correct.
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